The strength of the Alumni Association is fueled by volunteers who remain connected to the university by sharing their time and talents. CSUN counts on volunteers for everything from mentoring students to running our chapter advisory boards to hiring CSUN grads for internships and permanent employment. Your knowledge and experience is invaluable to us. If you have some time and would like to help, raise your hand and reach out. Explore these quick and easy ways to get involved and start volunteering:
Chapters and Clubs
Special interest alumni chapters and clubs provide Matadors with a chance to broaden their career networks, build lifelong friendships, and give back to their alma mater through service and support. All of our alumni chapters continually search for volunteers to fill leadership roles and committee positions. Volunteer time commitments range from a few hours making phone calls to a year-long commitment as an executive officer. Email Bridget.Sullivan@csun.edu for more information on how to participate.
Planning Committees and Advisory Boards
As a CSUN alum you can share your input and expertise to benefit future Matadors on a campus advisory board in your academic college, Intercollegiate Athletics, and other campus committees. Many leadership opportunities are filled by recommendation or invitation only. While each has a unique set of criteria, these leadership roles require only an interest in service and commitment to CSUN. Email Shellie.Hadvina@csun.edu for more information on how to participate.
Mentor a Matador Online
The Matador Network is an online mentoring program that connects CSUN students and recent graduates with seasoned CSUN alumni and industry professionals. Whether you live near or far, this is a great way to stay connected to your alma mater. The Matador Network allows participants to mentor at their own schedules and convenience. Mentors are asked to respond to mentee questions at their preference via email, phone or Skype. Click here for more information on how to participate
Be a Guest Speaker
Share your professional expertise and experience with CSUN alumni and students in a seminar or workshop or webinar. Email Shellie.Hadvina@csun.edu for more information on how to partipate.
Alumni Association Board of Directors
The Board of Directors sets priorities for the association and for on-going interaction between alumni and the university. Meeting quarterly and working through a committee system, the board develops support for the work of alumni, students and faculty, reviews budgets and longer-term strategic plans, and approves program plans for the association. Email Gray.Mounger@csun.edu for more information on how to participate.
The Alumni Association provides many different scholarships to talented CSUN students who apply on an annual basis. Help the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee read, evaluate and score scholarship applications according to the criteria and requirements specified for each scholarship. Email Shellie.Hadvina@csun.edu for more information on how to participate.
Advocate for CSUN
The Matador Advocacy Network is the volunteer legislative advocacy arm of the university. As a supporter of Cal State Northridge and the California State University system, you can make a difference in the quality of education students receive—but only if your voice is heard by our elected officials. Volunteer and take action now on current issues we need your immediate help with or just sign-up to receive our advocacy e-newsletter. Click here for more information on how to participate.
Market Your Company to Alumni
Would you like to market your business or offer exclusive discounts or services to CSUN alumni? Corporate sponsorships and partnerships are available to individuals and companies both large and small. Sponsorships guarantee visibility to CSUN audiences and identifies yourself or your company with award winning CSUN programs and services. Email Shellie.Hadvina@csun.edu for more information on how to participate.
Hire A Matador
Discover how you can connect with CSUN talent and hire a Matador. Post jobs and internships, recruit on-campus or review student and alumni resumes online. Visit the CSUN Career Center for more information on how to participate.
Plan a Reunion
As a member of your class reunion committee, you can reach out to classmates by phone or email and encourage them to attend. Or plan a mini-reunion for dormmates, teammates or any other special group. Just an hour or two of your time can go a long way. Currently, CSUN hosts reunions for the 50 Year Class as part of Founders Day. For more information on joining the Founders Day reunion committee, contact Shellie.Hadvina@csun.edu for more information.
Volunteer to fundraise to support scholarships and other university initiatives as part of the Presidents Associates.